PETER PAN: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
Grand Opera House, York
Pick Me Up's spectacular York premiere production of Stiles & Drewe's musical take on J.M. Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up proved a triumph with audiences and critics.
Reviews hailed Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure "a wonderful show" that "hit the heights" like the flying Darlings. See what the critics said here.
From the opening Something in the Air Tonight to the final scene where Jed Berry (playing Peter) broke hearts with There's Always Tomorrow, the audiences were held spellbound by Robert Readman's production.
The musical's creators George Stiles and Anthony Drewe – whose shows include Honk!, Just So, Betty Blue Eyes and Mary Poppins – sent a message of support to the cast, crew and creative team. They said it's one of their favourite shows, "not just because of J.M. Barrie's wonderful, timeless story, but also because it was our last collaboration with our dear friend, the late Willis Hall". You can read their message to the Pick Me Up team here.
The show is packed with hummable tunes from the hauntingly beautiful Just Beyond the Stars to laugh-out-loud numbers like Good Old Captain Hook and The Lost Boys Gang. You can hear extracts and find out lots more about the show on the Stiles and Drewe website.
The Pick Me Up production featured on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2 when Emily Belcher told his nine million listeners about her flying debut as Tinker Bell. She chatted to Chris on the morning the show opened, telling him flying as Tink was lots of fun once she got the hang of it. Chris said he'd seen photos of the dress rehearsal and he was amazed at how "lavish and professional" it looked.
Above: Jed Berry (Peter), Nik Briggs (Captain Hook), Lauren Sheriston (Wendy), Kieran Robson (John) and Sam Roberts (Michael).
Below: Jed and his Tinker Bell Emily Belcher
20 -23 NOVEMBER 2013
Based on the original play by
With the permission of
Great Ormond Street
Hospital for Children
Directed and designed by
Musical direction by
Assistant musical director
Assistant director and choreographer
(in order of appearance)
April Darrell/Katie Glover
Captain Jas. Hook
Adam Odell, Tom O'Brien, Lucas Wells, Thomas Yeomans
Laura Feetenby, Cat Foster, Chloe Shipley
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